Searching Email From Certain User

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    Justin Poovey

    Additionally, if there is a specific topic / keyword used in previous emails to another address (or domain), you can also enter that into the search box to find ONLY those emails...

    Really like the product! Keep it up!

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    Pdm004

    For me this also brings up any other email they've ever been addressed on with me, since it just searches globally for their email and not just "from" their email.  As a result I don't just see only emails from them, but everyone.  Of the first 50 emails as a result, only 3 were actually directly from or to that individual.  All the others were where we were both joint recipients.  Utterly useless as a search tool.  Same with just typing in their name.

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    Gmf4

    Is there a way of searching for an email from a specific person if you don't have any others from them to click on?

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    Joel Richard

    This search is not very useful for the reason already noted by Pdm004.  I need to be able to search for emails that are "from" a certain user.  

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    Gmf4

    Is there any work being done on developing this feature Mailbird?  We really would love to have it - I am happy with your Program except for this!

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    Joel Richard

    I agree with Gmf4, it is a great product.  I use the Moo.do add-on and it lets me do everything in one place with the exception of email searches which I'm forced to use my Outlook email client for.  I have to run two email clients to function.  :(

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    Pdm004

    Like Joel, I'm still forced to Go outside mailbird to just do a simple search for emails FROM someone else, because the search doesn't just include from/to emails. It takes me forever to sift through and find the email I'm looking for. Usually I actually load gmail to do my searches. What a pain...

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    Richard Thompson Sr

    Having to leave mailbird to do a "from" search is a deal breaker.  Not a qualified Outlook replacement.

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    Mika Tuomi

    I have just switched to Mailbird from Thunderbird. All is good and I like the general layout and feeling. But I do miss the "search folders" from Thunderbird. I love not to sort and move the emails to a certain folder, but rather have a virtual search folder for the people I often receive important messages from. 

    I wish a function like this would be introduced. I want to stay with Mailbird, especially after paying for the premium.

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    Mika Tuomi

    I have been used Mailbird for a week now, but not being able to sort easily by sender or having a search folder feature makes me extremely unproductive. Going back to Thunderbird for now. It's a shame, I really like the look and feel of the Mailbird.

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    Croxcatto Maria Ivana

    I would like to be able to search in the mail within a given folder. I am copying/moving certain mails to that folder and then, I want to be able to search only in that folder. Is that possible? What search operators should be used? Thank you!

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    Gmf4

    Croxcatto Maria Ivana I'm not sure if this is what you mean but try this:- 

    Click on the folder you want to search in

    A search icon (magnifying glass) will appear at the top next to the folder name

    Click on that and enter the name you want to search then press enter

    this will bring up everything that person has ever been mentioned in

    This is not completely ideal but it is something

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    Croxcatto Maria Ivana

    Thank you, Gmf4, but no, that is not the feature I am looking for. I mean something like what Gmail has that you can choose a folder. That folder name appears in the search box as "label:foldername" (where foldername is the actual name of the folder), and then you add "+ yourquery" and the results will be just those mails INSIDE that folder that match your query.

    In my job, I deliver tasks, then I get reports on those tasks. I need to look for specific words within these reports (which I group in a specific folder) to check how they have been corrected or not. Searching in my entire mail base is not useful in this case, because reviewing the results is too time consuming. I need the search to be specific.

    Right now, I am opening Gmail on the browser to make use of this search, but it would be great to have this feature in Mailbird :)

    Thank you!

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    Wmarcy

    The "search" feature has to be upgraded. I'm really uncomfortable with MailBird for this reason, because the search "From, To, keywords, by autocomplete mail" (Like Gmail) is a basic feature for a desktop mail client.

    I'm looking for another client at this moment based on this "popular" missing feature...

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    Andrew Vink

    It would be a great feature to include what Thunderbird has.

    1) Filter View Search - Based on the view you are on
    eg. If you are viewing your "inbox" you can filter only those emails in the inbox, if you switch to your "Sent" items you can only filter sent emails (Ctrl + Shift + K)

    2) Global Search - In addition to that you do a global search across everything. (Ctrl + K)

    In either of these search boxes you can stipulate additional parameters with checkbox style buttons
    "Sender", "Recipients", "Subject", "Body

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    Xxchrishillxx

    I too am very frustrated with the search function being very basic. This along with a lot of things that would be simple to fix spoil a very good email client. Composing emails is very basic, no use of tabbing, coloured comments, etc. I wish that Mailbird would look and understand some of the comments here and elsewhere and DO something !! Even a newsletter about what you are working on. I am now looking elsewhere regrettably as I don't want to go back to the Outlook lumbering giant!

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    Gmf4

    Yes come on Mailbird!

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    diffper

    Sorting functions mentioned by Andrew Vink would be very useful. Now I have to use two email clients :(

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    DB

    I would agree with several in the thread.  This feature is just barely better than useless.  In fact the email search is barely better than useless.  I end up going to gmail web for every email search I ever do.  Maybe I just don't know how, but it seems the email search simply returns any email in the current folder that has the string I entered anywhere in any email.  Not having option to search only current folder or all folders, as well as not being able to search specifically the to/from/subject/only if attachment/etc. makes it pointless.  Would have rather remove search feature completely and take that 10 minutes a developer devoted to it and get a different feature.

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    Lisa Julia

    Sigh...i wish i researched the product better before taking the time to download.  A good search and sort feature is a must.  I love Windows Live Mail but it looks like it's been discontinued.  I am looking for a similar desktop app/software and hoped mailbird was it.  

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    Rhana Cassidy

    Agree 100% with what everyone here is requesting. Search has really, really got to get better for this to be the replacement for Windows 10 Mail and Outlook that we're all looking for.

    Where can we go to say this in a way that will be heard and acted on? A Mailbird support person mentioned in a reply to a different KB article that if at least 10 people asked for something, it would get done. Well, there are a lot more than 10 people telling you that search needs some serious effort put into it. Not sure anyone's listening.

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    Vitor Vilar

    I've recently acquired Mailbird and this is the reason I'm probably going back to Thunderbird. The search function is really basic and not useful at all.

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    Jeanette Calder

    Very disheartening to discover that such a common AND BASIC feature for any email client is missing. You throw so much fancier stuff at us and then overlook this??? It is a deal breaker. I am sorry I bought the premium before discovering this. Back to Outlook for me and I'll be telling all the friends who were interested - DON'T. 

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    Jeanette Calder

    And so many have emailed and not one soul from Mailbird has even bothered to reply.

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    Xxchrishillxx

    I have posted here before about the search function. There is also a problem with forwarding emails with pictures embedded...it doesn't work!! I have recommended your product to others and have used it myself for well over a year. Good basic product spoiled for a few fairly minor upgrades. You are not proactive, do not look at these emails...ignorance or arrogance?? I am reluctantly moving and there will NOT be any recommendations

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    Vitor Vilar

    My regret is to have discovered the Monterail theme for Thunderbird today. I've bought Mailbird last week and now it just seems like a toy-software compared to the always robust Thunderbird with a slick theme.

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    Leonardo Santoso

    Thank you for all your feedback, we always monitor the comments that our users leave for us. We might not reply to each one of them but rest assured we are not ignoring you. After all, you are what drives our efforts.
    Regarding the search function, we are not actively working on advanced search at this time. We know that this is not what you guys wanted to hear, but we always believe it's best to be honest and forthcoming. What I can tell you is that we have a fully committed development team working hard to improve Mailbird everyday with all of the feature requests you submit in order of demand. Thank you again for all your feedback guys.

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    DB

    Leonardo, this is disappointing to hear but I appreciate you being honest about it.  I would request/suggest that you share somewhere what features you are working on for the next release and estimates on when that next release will be.  Search is an extremely basic feature and whenever I need to search I go to gmail on the web.  I know this may cause a lot of people (possibly me as well) to leave Mailbird but if we knew of what new features were in the roadmap and an estimate to when that date is may have people hang on until the next version.

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    Vitor Vilar

    Leonardo, like DB said it's disappointing because in my case it renders Mailbird unusable for my daily tasks. Right now my e-amil account has 24709 mails. Imagine working with it daily without filters and a robust search function.

    You guys are the first company to which I've paid hoping that one day (don't know when) I'll be able to fully use the product. It's my fault, I know. Should have researched about Mailbird shortcomings first. Live and learn. I'll chech in the future how the software has evolved, since I bought a lifetime license.

    Don't mean to be rude, but you're charging for a software which basic functions aren't even on par with other open-source and free competition.

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    Rhana Cassidy

    Leonardo, I think we all appreciate that Mailbird's developers are working on feature requests "in order of demand." But does that mean "according to when a feature was requested" or "according to how many people have requested it," because there's a huge gap here between what you're working on and what we're asking for.

    I work for a tiny startup that has 65 million users and two developers. We don't have a roadmap as such, just a backlog we work from. We have to stay flexible to our users' needs. If an issue presents itself that is making lots of our users unhappy, we drop whatever else we're working on and fix it ASAP. In light of the comments here, I'm astonished you haven't made search your #1 priority.

    I'm with Vitor. I bought a lifetime license. Live and learn.

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